As a student from China applying to the joint education programs at Waterloo, you will apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). The OUAC processes applications to all universities in the province of Ontario.
How to apply
The application form is available starting October 20,2020:
- Applications for 3+2 January 2020 (CODE WET) entry are open until January 12, 2021 for Environment & Business program.
Carefully complete the online application for admission at www.ouac.on.ca/apply/uwugrad/intlagreements/
How to complete the online application form (PDF).
Set up an account and then select the appropriate program you are applying for by choosing “University of Waterloo - International Agreements Application”.
Make sure you select the right Program and code for January 2021 entry (for the NUFE students, coming in the summer of 2021, see below information):
Subject of Major
Geography or Geomatics 2+2
ENTRY term September 2021
(for the students from CHD, CNU, CUGB, CUGW, SEU, NJU and WHU)
Geography & Environmental Management /
Environment & Business 3+2
ENTRY term January 2021 (coming to Waterloo September 2022)
(for the students from NUFE only)
Environment & Business
Geography or Geomatics (CNU) 1+2+1
Entry term September 2021
(for the students from CNU only)
Geography & Environment Management / Geomatics
Notes: *Not all programs might be available to your university.
CNU = Capital Normal University, China, CHD = Chang'an University
CUGB = China University of Geosciences (Beijing) , CUGW = China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
NJU = Nanjing University, NUFE = Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
SEU = Southeast University, WHU = Wuhan University
Please provide us with a current, valid e-mail address as we will be communicating with you throughout the application process through e-mail. Please do not use any qq.com e-mail addresses.
The total application fee is $85.00 in Canadian funds. Payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre upon completing your online application.
International Payment Options:
Credit/Debit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, VISA Debit or Debit MasterCard).
Online banking through selected Canadian banks and credit unions only. (This normally takes 2- 5 business days to process.) You must make all payments in Canadian funds.
Flywire (this may take 2-5 business days to process). Flywire allow you to pay Canadian dollar fees in the currency of your choice. They provide a simple and secure way of initiating a payment electronically.
Upon completion of the application please print out a copy of your application.
What do I need to submit?
For students at home universities in China who are going to University of Waterloo for the fall term of 2020, please note the following:
To be considered for admission to the University of Waterloo, (for the students coming to UW in 2021) you need to submit the following documents by March 30, 2021:
Your official transcript from your university (original language) in a sealed/stamped envelope. Note: This transcript must include courses you are currently taking.
A certified English Language translation of your official university transcript in a sealed/stamped envelope provided by your university. Note: If your current transcript does NOT indicate the courses in which you are currently enrolled you will need to include a letter - preferably from your advisor - outlining the details of those courses in English.
A certified copy of your official Senior High School Graduation Diploma and official Chinese University Entrance Exam (Gaokao), in signed and sealed envelopes
A copy of your language test results: CET4 , CET6, TOEFL or IELTS - if available.
A printed copy of your completed application form with your institution’s nomination signature.
Shortly after you apply you will receive an email acknowledgement from the University of Waterloo. You will be given your Waterloo ID number (8 digit). Please include this number on all correspondence with Waterloo.
Admission decision information will be sent to you via email beginning February/March to early April 2019.
Required final documents (to arrive at UWaterloo by July 31)
Your official final university transcript in a stamped/sealed envelope.
A certified English translation of your official university transcript in a stamped/sealed envelope (this should be provided by your university).
Evidence of your language test results: CET/TOEFL/IELTS.
Your university must mail to University of Waterloo or give directly to a University of Waterloo representative (Fulu Mao) in the Faculty of Environment your transcripts and certified translation, in a stamped and sealed envelope. The transcripts and documents cannot pass through your hands.
Mailing address for required transcripts and documents
Undergraduate Admissions Registrar’s Office
University of Waterloo/ China 2+2 program
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
For questions regarding the ENVIRONMENT 2+2/3+2/1+2+1 Joint Academic programs at Waterloo, please contact:
Faculty of Environment (EV1-334) University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West Waterloo ON N2L 3G1 Email: fmao@ uwaterloo.ca
Phone: +1 519-888-4567, ext. 33871
Fax: +1 519-746-2031
Once you have received your offer of admission from the University of Waterloo, you can contact the student advisor in your home university.
To apply for a student visa (or study permit), you will need:
A valid passport from your government.
Your official acceptance letter from the University of Waterloo.
Evidence of adequate funds. You must provide proof that you have enough money to cover your tuition and living expenses for you. Acceptable forms of proof include a bank statement or a letter from your bank.
You may need other documents. For specific information, please visit the website of Canadian Embassy in China: